Sam Hubbard signed a four-year, $40 million deal to stay with the Cincinnati Bengals last year. People thought the talented rush end was out of his mind for wanting to stay with such a mess of a franchise. The Bengals only won four games in 2020. The previous season was even worse when Cincinnati went 2-14.
In the end, it all paid off. Sam Hubbard is now in the Super Bowl. Hubbard said he is approaching the game with a heavy heart. Sam’s dedicating the game to Harambe.
Sam Hubbard has led the Bengals defense to a stellar year. They were even able to shut down Patrick Mahomes and the high-scoring Kansas City Chiefs offense to get to the big game in the first place. In comments during media availability posted to NFL.com, Hubbard says it’s just a football game, in the end.
“It’s just football. You’re just going to keep chopping wood, we always say that. First- and second-quarter sacks are cool, but the ones in the third and fourth quarter are legendary and change the outcomes of games.
A lot of times, you don’t have success early in games as far as getting to quarterbacks, but you keep going for four quarters. Guys are going to wear down, opportunities are going to come. And those plays you make at the end of the game really matter.”
Sam Hubbard and the Cincinnati Bengals will have a tough task. The Rams have a potent offense with a ton of weapons led by Matthew Stafford. Stafford will look to his talented group of receivers including Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. Sam is loose and feeling no pressure since his team is coming in as the underdog. Hubbard is treating it like just another Sunday.
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